Marnie, Dylan, and Sophie Piper have their first out of many adventures! On Halloween, while Marnie is arguing with her mother Gwen, the kids' grandmother Aggie comes to visit. Aggie wants ... See full summary »
Kimberly J. Brown
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(at around 1h 20 mins) When Shaggy shows the text on the back of the photo book in the mirror, instead of the text being reflected backwards, it's reflected forwards (as if it wasn't mirrored at all). This may be an intentional goof as the "mirrored" text is an important plot point. See more »
That's just my luck. I got a talking dog, and I can't understand a word he says.
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I grew up with the Scooby Doo cartoon and loved it as a kid and when they brought out the first Scooby live action movie; I was dubious. Thing was, I loved it! I also quite enjoyed the second movie although not as much as the first.
When it came to the original cast, I had issues with Freddie Prinze Jr as Fred as I felt he wasn't butch enough and Sarah Michelle Gellar as Daphne, because she was both a little too short and I had not yet got over my Buffy crush; but Matthew Lillard as Shaggy was, quite simply, awesome.
This, unfortunately is where this movie falls down. Though I don't doubt the effort of Nick Palatas as Shaggy and indeed his acting chops (he is a young actor starting out) but following Matthew Lillard's Shaggy was always going to be a tall order. What also doesn't help is having a dark haired Fred in the form of Robbie Amell, I struggled to recognise him as Fred.
However, the Daphne (Kate Melton) character I though was excellent and if I could transplant her for Gellar in the first; I would without a second thought.
Bottom line, not a great movie but I guarantee your young children will enjoy it. For the rest of us, its a sad reflection.
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